SIMMER DOWN FESTIVAL 2018
Free Family Music & Arts Festival
Sunday 12th August, 12.30pm – 7.30pm
Birmingham, B20 2BY
Simmer Down Festival returns to the beautiful setting of Handsworth Park on Sunday, August 12. Now in its eighth year, the free open-air event is one of the largest music and arts festivals in the UK.
Celebrating Birmingham’s rich cultural diversity and the city’s unique reggae legacy, the festival offers fun for all the family including live performances, arts workshops, participation activities, children and young people’s meadow area, plus craft and food stalls and a licensed bar area.
Mukhtar Dar, Festival Director of Simmer Down Festival CIC, said: “We’re delighted to confirm that Simmer Down 2018 will this year be taking place in August and over the coming weeks we look forward to announcing the line-up which will include international headliners along with the very best in homegrown talent.”
Jesse Gerald, Chair of Simmer Down Festival CIC, said: ‘Its great to have Simmer Down back in Handsworth Park, especially with the continued support and sponsorship of Crucial Sauce and Prostate Cancer UK. Simmer Down this year will be celebrating the 70th anniversary of the arrival of the ship Empire Windrush and the outstanding contributions made by people’s of the Caribbean to the UK”.
Partly funded by Arts Council England and Birmingham City Council, Simmer Down Festival attracts over 20,000 diverse family audiences from across Birmingham and the region. As one of the biggest and most diverse festivals in the West Midlands, SDF is firmly rooted in its local community and delivered in partnership with local community organisations, individuals and mainstream arts organisations.
Simmer Down CIC would like to thank the following:
Arts Council England, Birmingham City Council
HEADLINE CORPORATE SPONSOR:
Prostate Cancer UK, The Leon Group
Newstyle Radio, The Phoenix Newspaper,
Simmer Down information:
Telephone: 0121 296 5235